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National Two-Gen Funder Panel

National funders will convene for a roudtable discussion moderated by Anne Mosle, Executive Director of Ascend at the Aspen Institute, to share unique insights from funding local, regional, and national initiatives focused on two-generation solutions that serve children and families. Panelists include Tonya Allen, Skillman Foundation's president and CEO; Wendy Jackson, The Kresge Foundation co-managing director; Sally McCrady, The PNC Foundation president; and Paula Sammons, W.K. Kellogg Foundation program officer.

Integrating Technology in Early Learning Panel

Join us as a unique panel of experts weighs in on an ever-present hot combo: technology and education. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center's Dr. Michael H. Levine will lead a panel on Integrating Technology in Early Learning and Family-Strengthening Initiatives based on research conducted for Levine and New America's Lisa Guernsey's book, Tap, Click, Read. Panelists include Margaret Caspe, senior research analyst at Harvard FINE; Jason Quiara, program officer for the Joyce Foundation; and Emily Roden, co-Founder and executive director of ReadyRosie.

Libraries + Schools + Communities = Powerful Programming for Family Learning (national webcast)

This featured session at the Families Learning Summit will showcase how libraries, schools and community-based organizations work together all year to help families learn together and engage with their communities. Find out how public library leaders, school leaders and partners in three communities are providing opportunities for families to learn and serve together throughout the year via Family Service Learning and digital- and Maker- influenced blended learning approaches. Hear about the ways in which public libraries are providing engagement opportunities for all families—including disadvantaged parents and children—with a two-generation, family-focused approach. Engage with the panel as they share experiences and strategies that will benefit your community's understanding and leveraging of these partnerships. Brought to the Summit by the Urban Libraries Council and NCFL, this session is sponsored by Better World Books and builds on concepts highlighted in the recently published Leadership Brief: Libraries Supporting Family Learning.


Susan Benton, President and CEO, Urban Libraries Council


  • Nicole Robinson, Deputy Assistant Director, Houston Public Library
  • Bianca Arriazola, Principal, North Sanchez Elementary School
  • Kate Schiavi, Youth Services Manager, Louisville Free Public Library
  • Cris Howard, Family Education Coordinator, Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Ana Marcelo Huerta, Community Program Specialist, San Mateo County Libraries
  • Cynthia McCown, Vice President of Community Engagement and Policy, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

  • Register to join the webcast: http://bit.ly/2czzLw0

    Online participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panelists during the session in real time.

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